Cattle raiding in South Sudan

Cattle raiding has a long history in South Sudan. However the vast supply of small arms in civilian hands has led to raids becoming more violent in recent years. In remote areas the South Sudan Police lack the capacity to protect communities and so many cattle herders keep arms to defend themselves.

In this short video, Saferworld sets out the problem of small arms proliferation in South Sudan and how we are working with the government and local partners to encourage dynamic and strategic solutions to prevent violent cattle raiding.

Find out more about our work in South Sudan.